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Walter A. Borders

January 7, 1930 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 90)


Walter A. Borders, age 90 of Mishawaka, went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on the morning of September 13, 2020.  Walt was born January 7, 1930 in Linton, Indiana to the late Art and Deletha (Turpin) Borders.  After graduation from high school where he swam and played basketball, Walt enlisted in the US Army, serving honorably during the Korean War era until his discharge in 1953.  On October 22, 1976, he married Dianna Nemeth in South Bend, Indiana. 

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Dianna Borders of Mishawaka and his children Debbie Roberts of Elkhart, Lisa (Steve) Watford of Mishawaka, Sarah Rice of Mishawaka and Stephen (Jamie) Eggers of Nappanee, Indiana. Also surviving are his grandchildren Amy, Jeremy, Jessica, Josiah and Sierra, five great grandchildren and his sister Babe Rouch of Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his son-in-law Bill Roberts, a brother-in-law Raymond Rausch and his sisters Doris Bull, Loyce Gennicks, and a baby brother who passed away at the age of two.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Wiseman at 11am Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola with interment and military honors to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. 

** The Borders family requests for the health and safety of their family and yours, that a mask be work during visitation and services.  Thank you for understanding their request during this uncertain season in time.**

Walt was employed for 42 years with the Uniroyal Corporation.  In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, playing board games with his family, camping and reading.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather to his family.  Most of all, Walt loved the Lord, and shared his faith with others often.  He was a longtime member of the Ireland Road Church of God where he taught Sunday school, led men’s fellowship, and mowed and cared for the Church property.

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September 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

Funeral Service
September 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

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